Knowlton-Jackson Distinguished Speaker Lecture
This virtual lecture is open to all.
Our speakers will present their views on the state of the oceans and their visions on achieving protection of biodiversity and human well-being.
Dr. Patricia Majluf, Oceana Peru
Dr. Patricia Majluf, a native of Peru, is the Vice President for Peru of Oceana, the largest international NGO fully dedicated to protecting the global oceans. For the last three decades she has almost singlely led marine conservation efforts in Peru, successfully promoting the establishment of marine protected areas and developing public awareness of the large-scale ecosystemic and socio-economic impacts of the massive industrial anchoveta (Engraulis ringens) fisheries. Her most successful initiative catalyzed a nation-wide increase in direct consumption of anchoveta, the keystone species in this ecosystem, which is massively extracted and until recently only used to produce fishmeal and oil and exported as feed for aquaculture and industrial animal production systems. Since then, anchovetas have become a strategic component in the Peruvian Government’s food aid and food security initiatives. She briefly served as Vice-Minister of Fisheries in 2012 not leaving before raising national attention to the systemic corruption of the Sector in Peru. For her work in marine conservation she has obtained the Charlotte Wyman Award for Women in Conservation, the Lindbergh Award, the Whitley Gold Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Marlin Perkins’ Conservation Award, the Distinguished Service Award of the Society for Conservation Biology, the BBVA Foundation Award for Biodiversity Conservation Projects in Latin America, the Pew Marine Fellowship and the Summum Award for Sustainability.
Dr. Mike Navarro, University of Alaska Southeast
Dr. Mike Navarro has been selected to represent CMBC Alumni. Mike is an Assistant Professor in Marine Fisheries at the University of Alaska Southeast where he spends most of his days teaching Alaskans about the impacts of oceanographic climate change on fishery species. In his research lab, Mike focuses on forage species and local seafood security research opportunities aimed to keep fisheries sustainable for both communities and ecosystems.
NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center and CMBC’s own Dr. Sarah Mesnick will host with CMBC Director Dr. Stuart Sandin.